Latest Mites Articles

Itch Mite

Itch mites are tiny little parasites that feed on larvae and other small insects. The itch mites tend to recede as their host insects die off.

Mite Infestation

If you think you have gone over the edge with your mite infestation, read this person's account of how she combats her personal mite battle.

Skin Mites

Skin mite infestations of human habitats can be extremely difficult to control. The skin mites are microscopic and are difficult to capture so you can show them to someone. Consequently, no one wants to believe you have a mite infestation.

Kill Dust Mites

Dust mites and dust mite allergens are tenants in your home and will never be entirely evicted.  However, there are some preventative strategies that can help kill dust mites as well as reducing the symptoms of dust mite allergies.

Dust Mite Allergy

For most people dust mites do not cause any problems. Unfortunately, they can be a real headache for those who have asthma or allergies. Using HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, as well as other small things you can do around your home, can help keep dust mites at a minimum.

House Dust Mite

The house dust mite is common and abundant. All homes have dust mites, regardless of the steps you take to get rid of them. Read how you can reduce house dust mite populations.

Mite Control

People are suffering from unending bird mite infestations. No matter what steps they take, the mites keep coming. Here's a mite control product that claims to provide relief.

Mite Treatment

Relief from mites is a major problem as indicated by the number of people who visit Ask the Exterminator seeking help. One visitor's mite treatment involves washing sheets in Benzyl Benzoate.

How Do You Get Scabies

Lots of people confuse scabies with public lice, but scabies is actually an infestation of the itch mite.  So, the question of how do you get scabies if you have not had sexual contact is answered in this article.

Eliminating Dust Mites

***image1***Totally eliminating dust mites is not possible. They thrive in bedrooms and other rooms that get high traffic, being found in carpets, upholstered furniture, drapes, clothing and nearly any place where humans have contact. The dust mite feces causes your allergy problems.

Varroa Mite

The Varroa mite is the scourge of the honeybee.  Like most parasites, these vampires carry virus and diseases, such as Deformed Wing Virus, Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus and even Varroatosis. 

Bird Mites

Bird mites are most likely the problem if you are getting itchy red bumps that stick around way longer than mosquito bites. Check inside for info on how to get rid of bird mites, once and for all. 


Mange may be causing Fido's hair loss and itching behind his ears. Learn how to cure your dog of the mange mites living on his skin so he will be known around the neighborhood as a mangy mutt no more.


The scabies rash is caused by tiny mites that burrow into the top layer of human skin to lay eggs. This creates red bumps and an intense itching sensation.

Dust Mites

No pesticides are currently labeled for house dust mites. There are a couple of non-pesticide products containing benzyl benzoate and tannic acid on the market. Still, heavy duty cleaning is still the best solution to dust mite infestations.


Dust mites are all in the news. People with allergies find themselves running out to purchase mattress and box spring covers in the hopes of protecting themselves from dust mites. First, have yourself examined by a doctor to make sure you know what allergies are causing your nose to run and eyes water.


***image1*** Different spider mites are active at different times during the year. The twospotted spider mite is a warm season mite, while the spruce spider mite is a common cool season mite.

Chigger Bites

***image2***How can anything so small cause so much itching? Chiggers find their way on to parts of our bodies, bite and leave us itching for days.

Clover Mites

***image2***Clover mites manage to get through the smallest of cracks. Window screens are no match for this marauding pest. These tiny bugs present a challenge for pest control managers.